Jaguar Journal

September 26, 2019

Principal Post

The 2019 DuJardin Jog-a-Thon was a huge success. The weather was a little steamy but our DuJardin students and staff braved the heat! The students and staff did an excellent job participating and raising funds for the PTO. Thanks to Mr. Allman and Mr. and Mrs. Nesheim for organizing such a great event, our DuJardin PTO for the wonderful t-shirts, and to all the parent volunteers who helped make this year’s Jog-a-Thon the best ever!! Check out the school website for some awesome pictures and a Jog-a-Thon video.

DuJardin School has a program called Adults Involved in Mentoring Students (AIMS). Adult mentors meet with students once a week during lunch and recess to eat together while doing a variety of other activities like play a game, create a craft, or go out on the playground to shoot hoops. These mentors are trained and go through a background check. This is just another way for students to gain additional positive adult attention throughout the day. If you or anyone else you know is interested in volunteering for this worthwhile program please feel free to contact Mr. Dwyer at 630-894-9200 or for further information. Mentor training sessions are being scheduled in the near future.

DuJardin School invites Bloomingdale police officers to school on a regular basis. Officers are invited to meet and greet students and parents in the morning and at the end of day, eat lunch with the students, and walk the building throughout the year. Office Dawn Odoi visits with the students several times a year to present personal safety tips. You may see a squad car or two at DuJardin School from time to time as we want our students to know and thank our first responders whenever possible.


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Tell Me Something Good Tuesday: Read about or listen to celebrations and highlights from students and staff at DuJardin.

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Mrs. Pagano's 4th Grade class

We are working on mental math strategies for addition and subtraction with large numbers.

Mrs. Lents 4th Grade Class

We are working on MAP goal work using Khan Academy.

Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

Please read this very important letter from our Superintendent, Dr. Jon Bartlet regarding the delivery of student lunches.

New ID Security System

All School District 13 buildings have a new ID Raptor security system.

As always, when you enter the building, stop by the office window to get a visitor's badge. You will need to bring in your driver's license to be rescanned into the new system.

Lorado Taft Trip for 5th Grade

The CORRECT Lorado Taft trip dates are January 7th, 8th, 9th. Please mark your personal calendars with the correct dates.

School Safety Brochure

School Safety is an anonymous tip line that is another way you can report anything that threatens the safety of our school. There are brochures and refrigerator magnets available at the school office. To view the brochure, click here.

800-418-6423 ext. 359


TEXT: 66746, then type TIPS

Pictures wanted

DuJardin will help celebrate Veterans Day with a Veterans Day Concert performed by the 4th and 5th grade chorus and we need your help! Please send pictures of any family member that is/was in the Armed Services to Miss Doran at Pictures can include your child(ren) but it is not a necessity. These pictures will be shown in a slideshow during the performances at 1:30pm and 7:00pm and only seen by those in attendance. The slideshow will not be displayed on any social media. Feel free to include names, relation, the branch of the military, and any other information about the pictures in the email. Pictures must be sent by the end of the day Monday, November 4th to be included in the slideshow. Any questions can also be directed to Miss Doran. Thank you in advance!

Blood Drive Rescheduled

The blood drive has be rescheduled from October 9th to October 8th. The blood drive will still run from 2pm to 7pm.

See this flyer for more information!

Is your child going home a different way?

Please send a written note or email your child's teacher if there is a change in the way he or she is going home. Your child will only be dismissed in the manner in which we have on record unless we have a note.

Will your child miss school?

If your child will be absent we ask that you call DuJardin at 630-894-9200 before 8am and leave a detailed message on the answering machine.

Jaguars of the week

Each week the teachers recognize students from their classrooms for demonstrating outstanding character based on the attitudes or actions that fall under the Character Counts Pillars: Congratulations to the following students for being nominated this week.
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College of DuPage Programs

Attached are two flyers from the College of DuPage for the STEM Spotlight and Exploring Engineering programs that are coming up this fall.

Character Counts Celebration Night

The community is invited to Celebration Night in Old Town Park as we celebrate the American Character Award winners. These awards are presented to school children and youth athletes who exhibit outstanding character.

October 8th

5:45pm Activities & Refreshments

6:30pm Celebration Ceremony

See this flyer for more information.

Game Works

The Bloomingdale Park District if offering this game-based learning class. Participants make their own platformer games, space-themed games, retro arcade games, and even complex physics-puzzle games. Class begins October 24. Register Now! See flyer for details.

Global Read Aloud

Each class will be reading and connecting with students around the world who are reading the same book.

Please read this flyer for a list of books we will be reading.

Alternative Secondary Education and Career Expo

Our State Rep. Diane Pappas invites you to her Alternative Secondary Education and Career Expo Tuesday, October 1st. See this flyer for more information

PTO News

Hot Lunch Program

The hot lunch program offered through Buona Restaurant starts on Tuesday September 3rd.

* Lunch program is available on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Lunch must be purchased in advance through the Buona restaurant website by a parent/guardian.

* The website is Our school code is DUJAR.

* Instructions are on the Dujardin PTO website

* If ordering weekly, lunch orders are due the Wednesday before.

* NO ORDERS will be accepted after the deadline.

* It is the student's responsibility to get in line at lunch distribution.

* Would you like to volunteer to distribute lunch to Dujardin students? Please visit the PTO website to sign up to volunteer. The lunch program is not possible without help from volunteers.

Spirit Wear Order Information

BLING Spirit Wear can be ordered all school year. Please see attached form. Parents can complete the form and turn into the office with payment of cash or check. Please click on this link to purchase your BLING spirit wear.

DuJardin PTO Is Looking For Volunteers

Our DuJardin PTO is looking for parent volunteers for the 2019-2020 school year to help with hot lunch distribution.

If you are interested, please contact Melissa Johnson at

Birthday Sign

Want a fun way to say “Happy Birthday” to your child or a staff member?

How about having your birthday wishes on the DuJardin school digital sign!

How: Print out this form, complete the correct information below and return it to DuJardin by the 20th of the month before their birthday month. (For example, a November birthday should return the form by October 20th)

Cost: a suggested $5 minimum donation to the DuJardin PTO

Why: Your child or staff member will be surprised and excited to see her/his birthday announced for one week in lights during their birthday month!

Tweet! Tweet!

We encourage you all to follow us on Twitter. Check with your child's teacher to obtain their Twitter handle.